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Newtown Children Appear on "Good Morning America" and Sing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," Recorded For Charity

Copies of the song went on sale Tuesday, January 15, 2012, on Amazon and Itunes.

Twenty-one Newtown, Ct. school children, along with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America today to perform “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” for charity.  The proceeds will benefit the United Way of Western Connecticut and the Newtown Youth Academy.

Copies of the song went on sale Tuesday, January 15, 2012, on Amazon and Itunes. 

See video here on Patch or click here: http://youtu.be/WGsNJ-70KXQ?t=2m26s

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MJ January 15, 2013 at 10:54 PM
God Bless The Children, each and everyone! Let their voices be heard of hope, love, peace and most of all of strength! Keep looking "UP" for the Rainbow in the sky and it will STILL come after the storms, in time. Congratulations on your courage little ones and carrying this beautiful message for our future! This is awesome Paula! Peace. Ur sister, Ur friend...Mary ;-)
Tom Joad January 16, 2013 at 04:34 PM
#27 on the ITunes charts. Pretty pretty good!
Paula Antolini January 16, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Since this project is for charity, that is very good news Tom. Thanks for posting it.
Paula Antolini January 16, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Thanks Mary.
Tom Joad January 16, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Did I say #27? Don't look now but its at #24
Paula Antolini January 16, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Even better Tom!
Tony January 16, 2013 at 09:40 PM
I would like to understand how the Newtown Youth Academy is going to use this money in tribute to Sandy Hook?
Tom Joad January 16, 2013 at 09:56 PM
The NYA is a non-profit organization and have provided wonderful services well before December 14 and will continue to do so in the future. Many programs there do not cost money or are offered at reduced costs. I would imagine the funds would go towards subsiding programs there. You could also also ask Peter D'Amico.
Paula Antolini January 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
The not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), NYA has formed a fundraiser called "NYA Community Commitment & Support" which states: "Donations will be used to expand programming and enlarge the scope of NYA's special activities and events to meet the needs of the Newtown community as they heal from the recent tragedy." See website link here: http://www.nyasportsfitness.com/community.html Also read two stories I covered about two recent events of NYA: http://newtown.patch.com/blog_posts/photos-major-league-soccer-stars-bring-respite-to-families-at-soccer-night-in-newtown-in-memory-of-sandy-hook-elementary#photo-12934705 http://newtown.patch.com/blog_posts/nya-sports-fitness-center-is-a-special-healing-place-for-newtown-after-the-tragedy
Tony January 17, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Thanks Paula and Tom. Can you let me know which programs are free(prior to Dec. 14th) and are they really reduced? My kids have attended many of the functions and they seem very expensive for a non-for-profit organization.
Paula Antolini January 17, 2013 at 09:34 PM
You can get all the information you need about NYA programs by contacting them directly. Here is their main website page: http://www.nyasportsfitness.com/ and the phone number is 203-426-0088. The website has programs listed by category and the contact page has names and phone extension numbers for various NYA staff officials who can guide you depending on your interests.
MJ February 16, 2013 at 05:31 AM
Hello Paula!! Thinking of YOU & hoping all is well! C my lastest post, "Dear Newtown, Valentine of Diamonds and Pearls" when you get the chance. I think, you'll be pleased. Also the "SUNSHINE" post. Have a great V-Day weekend! Mary ;-)
Paula Antolini February 16, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Hi Mary, hope you are well too! I will check out your posts. Be well.
MJ February 27, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Hey Paula!! All good and well here, Thank U! I think you'll ENJOY the video, I just recently posted for "the children" esp., called "On Eagle's Wings". One of my favorite songs that brings a whole lot of strength. Looking foward to hearing from you soon. Be well 2 my friend! ;-)

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